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The Pier Head

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The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pier Head is a destination restaurant featuring fine dining with prices that are in keeping with the quality food choices and service. Irish beef, sea food is prepared and accompanied with sides of potato choice, and seasonal vegetables. A wine list is quite good and should meet most diners preferences.

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Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it all. The food was lovely and great service too. The restaurant was quite busy so I advise booking a table. Will definitely return!

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Thank Qwerty408
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant last year for a family event. Set in stunning location with wonderful views, 'The Pier Head' appeals to both locals and tourists alike. Excellent and efficient bar and waiting service even though extremely busy with a large number of family functions taking place that day.The set menu offered to our particular party was of an exceptionally high... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

During our short wintertrip we ate two times at The Pier Head. My fishplate was a good choice. Not my friends chicke that much. The second time I choose fresh fish Not bad but average. Prices are slichly too high for what you get. But if you have the cance and the money, have the fish platter.

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Thank cameranny44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had our sons christening in the Pier Head last May. There were 20 of us in the upstairs room. It was a really sunny day and the views were beautiful. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. The staff were really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the Pier Head for a family event

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Dallas, TX
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Of all our travels, domestically in the US and abroad, The Pier Head in tiny Kinvarra, Ireland has what my wife still calls 'the best steak I've ever eaten' - quite the testament considering some of the higher end places we've eaten. But The Pier Head was the culinary pinnacle of our collective trip to Ireland in Oct 2015 -... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped for a bite to eat on the bank holiday Monday. The bar part is nice but average, lovely view of Kinvarra Pier and Castle though. I ordered the main dish of king prawns in garlic butter and a lime and chilli dip with a portion of chips, a very average dish, the chips were actually frozen oven chips... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic dinner! We had a seafood special that we shared as a an appetizer -- huge portion of crab claws, shrimp and mussels in a spicy broth. Unreal! Then we both had the lamb entree that came with a fantastic mustard sauce. This dinner was one of the highlights of our whole trip!

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A great place! Celebrating my partners birthday while on vacation. Very accommodating, friendly service. Excellent food, everyone was happy. Pretty location and a nice cozy atmosphere! I would love to come back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

11 of us, an almost 50/50 mix of adults and kids arrived on this fantastic little spot right on the water without advanced booking. A warm welcome greeted us. A light lunch was in order for us all. A good mix of chowder, soup of the day and kids main courses were ordered. Our food arrived without delay, along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 638 188
Description
Located on the quay in the village of Kinvara, breath taking views overlooking the bay and Dunguaire Castle. We cater for all tastes. Daily lunch menu served from 12, a la carte from 5. Large upstairs room overlooking bay can be used for private parties.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?